Expanded weekday Long Island Rail Road service is set to launch on March 4, and now the Town of East Hampton is choosing which provider to use for the “last mile” shuttle bus service that is to take riders to and from train stations and places of employment.
The East Hampton Star’s cartoonist, Peter Spacek, will “spill the beans on any dirty little cartooning secrets” during a Golden Eagle-Nick and Toni’s Night Out on Wednesday.
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation announced last week that more than a quarter of a million dollars in money raised will benefit cancer patients at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
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At a meeting on Monday, Amagansett residents and business owners decried what they called a public health emergency created by dust that has blown off the dry farm fields north of Main Street, blanketing the commercial core, and making its way indoors, sickening employees of Main Street's businesses.
A traffic stop on Dec. 30 led to the biggest drug bust in recent memory in Sag Harbor Village. The defendants, who remain in jail due to the serious charges against them, allegedly had large amounts of heroin, hydrocodone pills, and marijuana in their car.
Residents of Montauk delivered a catalog of complaints to the East Hampton Town Board at its work session at the hamlet’s firehouse on Tuesday, with year-round residents fuming that they were in the dark with respect to a hamlet study they fear is rushing toward implementation without the benefit of their input.
When the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 11 a.m. tomorrow, it will be the first meeting in that body’s 93-year history — in everyone’s recollection, at least — with a woman as the chair.
Faced with challenges in the commercial district, the East Hampton Village Board decided at a meeting last Thursday to undertake a downtown commercial study.

Arts

Judy D’Mello
Speaking with Paul Harding, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for his debut novel, “Tinkers,” is like reading one of his books. He presents a lot of detail and many opinions about time, art, and the slippery nature of success.

Habitat

Caplan Rose, an East End travel company that organizes private tours of gardens and cultural destinations in rural England, has announced its summer 2019 excursions.